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text IMF and World Bank Meet on 10-Year Anniversary of Financial Crisis by Lydia Andrews
World leaders, finance ministers, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations begin the Spring International Monetary Fund and World Bank meetings on the 10-year anniversary of the global financial crisis....
Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:17PM
audio Canadian Journalist Turns Rwandan Genocide Story Inside Out (audio/mpeg 3.6mb) by KPFA Saturday News/Ann Garrison
A Google Search for “Syria” and “Rwanda” turns up millions of hyperlinks, most of them likening the Syrian and Rwandan conflicts and calling for intervention in Syria to "stop the next Rwanda." Judi Rever's new book, "In Praise of Blood: Crimes of the Rwandan Patriotic Front," turns the story of what actually happened in Rwanda inside out....
Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:24PM
image Refugee Caravan Carries On to Defend the Right to Seek Asylum 480_refugee-caravan-mexico_1.jpg by Pueblo Sin Fronteras
We call on the people of the United States to support and join our struggle. Already, allies from the Tohono O’odham people, the National Alliance of Domestic Workers, and the Palestine people have expressed solidarity. We hope that more people and organizations feel that our struggle is their struggle as well....
Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:20PM
text The World Dependent on Central Banks by Ernst Wolff
The situation seems contradictory. We live in an exceptional situation that the world has not seen before. The global economic and financial system has been clinically dead since 2008. It only functions because it is artificially kept alive by the central banks like a patient in the intensifve care unit. $18 trillion was pumped into the global system....
Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:39AM
image Palestinians Hack Israeli Websites 480_palestinian-hack_1.jpg by IMEMC
A group of Palestinian hackers were able to hack a number of Hebrew sites simultaneously, and post on the main pages pictures taken during the attack on the peaceful Great Return March, this past Friday....
Posted: Wed Apr 4, 2018 8:27PM
image US Blocks UN Investigation into Israeli Military Killings in Gaza 480_landday2018-trnn_1.jpg by IMEMC
Reacting to Trump administration blocking of a UN investigation into Israeli military’s killings of Palestinians, Col. Larry Wilkerson says the United States is “in the back pocket of Israel like we have never been associated with any other country in the world.”...
Posted: Wed Apr 4, 2018 8:27PM
image Israel confirms holding two bodies of Palestinians killed Friday – Total now 17 480_mosabsalloul_1.jpg by IMEMC
Israeli authorities confirmed Sunday that they are holding the bodies of two Palestinians who were killed on Friday during the protests at the borders in Gaza. The two men were identified as: Mohammad Rubaiya and Mosab Zohair Salloul....
Posted: Tue Apr 3, 2018 8:52PM
image Pueblo Sin Fronteras se Solidariza con la Caravana Migrante 480_refugee-caravan-tapachula-chiapas-mexico_1.jpg by Pueblo Sin Fronteras
La violencia sistémica de las rutas migratorias en México se ha exacerbado con políticas anti-inmigrantes de control fronterizo apoyadas por los Estados Unidos, promovidas a través de la Iniciativa Mérida, y pagadas por los pueblos de los Estados Unidos y México....
Posted: Tue Apr 3, 2018 4:36PM
image Pueblo Sin Fronteras Stands In Solidarity with the Refugee Caravan 480_refugee-caravan-tapachula_1.jpg by Pueblo Sin Fronteras
The systemic violence encountered throughout the migrant route in Mexico is exacerbated by anti-immigrant enforcement policies backed by the U.S. government, fueled by the Mérida Initiative, and paid for by the people of the U.S. and Mexico....
Posted: Tue Apr 3, 2018 4:30PM
image Lawfare Project Re-Files Baseless Lawsuit Against San Francisco State and Professor Abdulhadi 480_rabab_abdulhadi_san_francisco_state_university_sfsu_-_jamal_dajani.jpg by Palestine Legal
March 30, 2018 - The Lawfare Project has re-filed its harassing lawsuit against San Francisco State and Professor Rabab Abdulhadi. The suit, which was thrown out of court earlier this month, alleges that support for Palestinian rights amounts to discrimination against Jewish students....
Posted: Mon Apr 2, 2018 11:30PM
image Israeli Soldiers Shoot 49 Palestinians In Gaza Day After Killing Sixteen in Land Day Protest gazaprotest.jpg by IMEMC
Israeli soldiers shot, Saturday, 49 Palestinians protesting on their lands, near border area, in several parts of the Gaza Strip....
Posted: Sun Apr 1, 2018 8:56PM
image Sixteen Killed Friday by Israeli Soldiers During Land Day Protest, 1416 Wounded 480_ahmadodah-gaza_1.jpg by IMEMC
The number of Palestinians killed in Gaza during the Land Day protests at the border fences has reached 16, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health....
Posted: Sun Apr 1, 2018 8:48PM
text Puerto Rico Governor and Oversight Board Spar on Fiscal Plan by Lydia Andrews
The certification of a plan to get Puerto Rico out of debt and back to economic growth was delayed again this week....
Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:38AM
image The challenges of building a united resistance in Duterte’s Philippines 480_2017-anti-duterte-rally-laban-ng-masa_1.jpg by Joshua Makalintal
Three decades after the People Power revolution ended the bloody regime of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, Asia’s oldest republic is at a crossroads. Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines in June 2016, he has led an extrajudicial killing campaign that has taken over 12,000 lives. Officially cloaked as an anti-crime policy, his “war against drugs” has nevertheless failed to address the genuine roots of the country’s narcotics crisis. It has instead only worsened the situation by ...
Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:22AM
image Urban Shield Trust Fund Pays for Trips to Israel and Customized Urban Shield Coins 480_alameda-county-sheriff-humvees_1.jpg by Center for Human Rights and Privacy
In 2010, nearly $75,000 was spent from the Urban Shield trust fund on travel to Israel and Jordan. Travelers included Undersheriff Rich Lucia, Assistant Sheriff Brett Keteles, and Assistant Sheriff Dennis Houghtelling. There was an additional expense of $1,076 for “presentation material for the King of Jordan.’...
Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:18PM
image March for Our Lives and the Rest of the World's 480_gun_control_now-large.jpg by Riva Enteen
In a promotional video for the March for Our Lives, former US soldiers say they don't want the assault rifles that they've used abroad aimed at US citizens, especially the students suffering one school massacre after another. Isn't it time to stop aiming those guns—and our missiles, fighter jets, and drones—at the rest of the world?...
Posted: Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:39PM
text Six Months After Maria, Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Wait for Relief by Lydia Andrews
Six months after Hurricane Maria, blue tarps still cover homes and buildings across Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands....
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:37PM
text Trump - Hard as Steel by Tomasz Konicz
There is outrage over the nationalist economic policy of "America First." The parallels to the 1929 system crisis are obvious. The unstable house of cards on the world financial markets could finally collapse. Credit-financed demand is created for a goods-producing industry that suffocates in its own productivity....
Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:53AM
image fight4afrin: Now or never - resistance is live 480_burn4afrin2_1.jpg by fight4afrin
Today the fascist turkish army and their islamist mercenaries entered the city of Afrin. Now it is the time to spread the heroic resistance of YPJ/YPG and the people of Afrin in the most radical way all over the world. Now is the time to light up the Newroz fires right in the heart of the beast....
Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 6:57AM
text Caribbean Religious Leaders Call for Debt Relief in Face of Disasters by Lydia Andrews
From Grenada to Saint Lucia, religious leaders are calling for processes to provide debt relief in the face of natural disasters....
Posted: Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:27AM